If you haven’t noticed a trend of bright colors around the home, then flip through the most recent Solutions catalog. Something fun is happening in the kitchen and at Solutions: We’re welcoming a bright and cheery trend into our catalog pages. You’ll see bright, colorful and helpful kitchen gadgets.
To get to the bottom of what all the teal, yellow and magenta colored products are all about, I spoke with our Director of Merchandising about her inspiration.
Findings: This new color trend is being created by a combination of forces—and interestingly enough, the economy has a lot to do with it. As the U.S. slowly gains faith in the economy, we are now starting to look for upbeat, fun colored accents around the home that can brighten the mood. At the same time, manufacturers are starting to take chances again. These two economic factors are met with a new material in the kitchen: Silicon.
Silicon kitchen tools are becoming more wide spread. Silicon as a material is also easily colored and produces vivid, bright finishes that hold their original color.
Another aspect to the bold colors in the marketplace are the products themselves. Since most appliances are basic black, white or silver, it can be fun to be adventurous with colors when it comes to cooking tools and gadgets. Anything that helps make cooking more fun and inviting is encouraged. And it doesn’t hurt to add bright colors in the kitchen while guests are helping or watching you cook. If you’re worried about shifting the entire color palette of your home, remember that these functional tools can be stored in cabinets and drawers and be brought out when they’re ready for use. So feel free to have fun with bright colors!
Finally, a slow growth in the natural food and garden movement has created a surge in kitchen gadgetry, to aid cooks in preparing and storing these foods.
The trend of brightly colored kitchen tools seems to be unraveled. People are looking for fun in the kitchen, manufacturers are taking more chances, and a new need for kitchen tools has created a fun and functional trend that Solutions is standing behind.
Check out our colorful selection of gadgets…it will put a smile on your face >